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Padua’s graduation traditions start with painted skirts

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The uniforms worn by the senior Pandas of Padua Academy were a little more colorful than usual this week.  The soon-to-be graduates kicked off their end-of-year traditions by painting their skirts with the logos and colors of the universities they’ll attend in the fall.  “This tradition is really important to everyone at Padua because it’s a culmination of our …

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Meet Padua Academy’s 4 valedictorians. Yes. 4

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

For the first time in school history, Padua Academy will honor not two, not three, but four valedictorians to top their class of 2022. Arundhati Dole, Mary Katherine (Katie) Dorsey, Esosa Ediae and Emily Malone are this year’s Padua valedictorians. The young women all say that the honor reflects the sisterhood of Padua, which is an all-girls Catholic school in …

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Padua students get hands-on STEM experience at UD, Chemours labs

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Padua freshmen and sophomores create toys that are then presented to judges and industry experts, including Melissa & Doug reps.   The engineering students of Padua Academy are making their ideas come to life through the engineering facilities and a 3D design lab at the University of Delaware.  Two years ago, the all-girls school in Wilmington partnered with Chemours Discovery …

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For private schools and prospective students, it’s Admission Season

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Padua Academy students lead visitors through Open House tour.   When Gabby Guerke was ready to leave Odyssey Charter School for ninth grade in 2019, she wasn’t sure what she wanted in a high school. “My parents and I just felt like we needed to look everywhere,” she said. “So that’s what we did.” Like hundreds of other eighth graders …

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Girls soccer All-State teams announced; Caravel’s St. Leger is player of year

Betsy Price Headlines, Sports

  Caitlin St. Leger Caravel Academy Girls Soccer Player of the Year photo courtesy of Caravel Academy Soccer   Girls Soccer Division I First Team All State  Olivia Stephen Appoquinimink 12 Alani Lawrence Appoquinimink 12 Gabrielle Davis Caesar Rodney 11 Jada McCullough Caesar Rodney 12 Ryan Mundy Charter Wilm. 11 Corinne Arnold Charter Wilm. 12 Gabby Riley Middletown 9 Tyla …

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Padua wins 3rd straight girls D1 soccer championship 

Betsy Price Headlines, Milford-live, Sports, Town Square Live

Padua Academy Girls D1 Soccer State Champions photo courtesy of DIAA Padua was able to win their third straight consecutive girls division one soccer state championship with a 2-1 victory over Smyrna.    The Pandas struck first with just over 5 minutes off the clock in the first quarter. Brieanna Hallo would corral a pass from Sydni Wright about 20 …

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Super Saturday softball action features top 10 teams

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

A gusty finish to the Month of April turned into sun-splashed softball diamonds around the state as seven of the top 10 teams were in action Saturday.  Top ranked Sussex Central blanked Newark Charter 11-0 behind the pitching of freshman sensation Madge Layfield to improve to 13-1 on the season. Layfield recorded 12 strikeouts in five innings of work, allowed …